Layering with velvet and lace

Layering velvet and lace cover

I picked up this Mango dress in one of my online shopping sprees over the Christmas season. It sat in my wardrobe for months, as I just couldn’t work out how to style it. Last season’s velvet trend was a favourite of mine, and this midnight blue dress seemed like a perfect addition to my collection. These pictures don’t do justice to the deep blue colour. The lace hem detailing is beautiful, and the length is great for a transitional piece. Continue reading “Layering with velvet and lace”

Collectif Bright & Beautiful florals

Collectif Bright & Beautiful cover

This gorgeous dress is another of my January sales purchases and I just love it! It’s from the Collectif Bright & Beautiful range, and I picked it up in their half price winter sale. The fabric is slipperly, with almost a scuba-like feel to it. I was worried this might feel a bit artificial, but it actually helps the dress to sit nicely and creates a flowy silhouette. It’s long enough to be able to wear without tights once the temperatures rise, but short enough to maintain that 60’s vibe. The high, wide neckline really balances the dimensions of this dress too. Continue reading “Collectif Bright & Beautiful florals”

Sleeveless Coat Take 2

Sleeveless Coat Take 2 cover

Not long ago, I posted about wearing this sleeveless coat for the first time. I didn’t realise when I took today’s pictures that I’ve opted for the same colour scheme for its second outing. It seems my love for burgundy and grey runs deep. The weather was a little brighter today, so rather than tights and a fluffy knit, I went for a floaty vest top and jeans. A sleeveless coat does require sleeves, though, and it’s this age old cardigan from trusty M&S that provides that necessary extra layer. I remember buying this cardigan in a charity shop years ago when it suddenly got chilly in the summer. Little did I realise how much of a wardrobe staple it would become! Continue reading “Sleeveless Coat Take 2”

Floral Culotte Jumpsuit

Floral Culotte Jumpsuit cover

If you’d told me a few years ago that I would buy a floral culotte jumpsuit on a whim, I would have laughed. Before I fell in love with Instagram and the world of the fashion blog, I took very little notice of trends. When I did, it was to scoff at “fashion victims” and be smug in the knowledge that I always looked terrible, and had no knowledge of what was on trend at any given time. Continue reading “Floral Culotte Jumpsuit”

Lulu Hun wedges and a pencil dress

Lulu hun wedges cover

More sunshine, huzzah! I grabbed these shots on my way back from a pub lunch, where my friend and I sat outside. In March! I’ve worn this pencil dress a few times previously, in fact it featured on my first ever outfit blog post back in March last year. As wiggle dresses go, it’s fairly comfortable and easy to wear. The structured cotton and slightly looser fit mean it’s not too figure hugging, and the front pleat allows room to walk in normal sized steps.  Continue reading “Lulu Hun wedges and a pencil dress”

The Organic Pharmacy Discovery / Travel Kit

Organic Pharmacy cover

The truth is, I’m pretty nervous about writing this blog post. I’ve never written a beauty / skincare post before, so be gentle with me. I wanted to cover my entire skincare process, so there are a couple of #nofilter pictures of my make-up free face in all its nakedness. As someone who happily admits to using filters and make up to make my face more presentable to the outside world, this is a pretty scary prospect. So please, be gentle with me! Continue reading “The Organic Pharmacy Discovery / Travel Kit”